ECON223-19SU2 (C) Summer Nov 2019 start

Introduction to Game Theory for Business, Science and Politics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 11 November 2019
End Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 15 November 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 6 December 2019

Description

ECON223 is an introduction to game theory. Game theory itself is the science that studies strategic interaction, the interplay of competition and cooperation between rational, intelligent people. This course is introductory and non-mathematical, emphasizing a small number of key strategic ideas and principles that you will learn through hands-on, interactive playing and analyzing simple stylized examples. The course is multidisciplinary, with examples drawn from social behavior in economics, business, politics, management, history, sociology, psychology, and biology. Completion of first year university in any field is the only prerequisite.

Pre-requisites

Any 105 points

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 E6 Lecture Theatre (11/11-25/11)
Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre (2/12-16/12)
11 Nov - 22 Dec
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 E6 Lecture Theatre (12/11-26/11)
Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre (3/12-17/12)
11 Nov - 22 Dec
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 E6 Lecture Theatre (13/11-27/11)
Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre (4/12-18/12)
11 Nov - 22 Dec
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 E6 Lecture Theatre (14/11-28/11)
Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre (5/12-19/12)
11 Nov - 22 Dec
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 E6 Lecture Theatre (15/11-22/11)
Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre (6/12-13/12)
11 Nov - 24 Nov
2 Dec - 15 Dec
Tutorial B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 E6 Lecture Theatre (15/11-22/11)
Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre (6/12-13/12)
11 Nov - 24 Nov
2 Dec - 15 Dec

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 25 Nov - 1 Dec
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 16 Dec - 22 Dec

Course Coordinator

Richard Watt

Lecturer

Amogh Prakasha Kumar

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Joseph E Harrington, Jr; Games, Strategies, and Decision Making; Second edition; Worth, 2015.

Course links

Course Outline

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $806.00

International fee $3,513.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance.

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